Voter registration underway

Delhi — Register to vote in the June 26 Federal Primary Election for Democratic Party: Representative in Congress of the 19th District and The Women’s Equality Party: Opportunity to Ballot for Representative in Congress of the 19th District. More...

Posted 5/29/2018 10:31 PM

Campaign Finance seminar being held in Ulster County

Kingston — The Ulster County Board of Elections will be hosting a Campaign Finance Seminar on Wednesday, June 13 from 12:30 until 3:30 p.m. More...

Posted 5/29/2018 10:32 PM

County schedules outreach sessions on Comprehensive Plan

Delhi — The Delaware County Planning Board will be holding information and outreach sessions over the summer and fall in select locations throughout the county.  More...

Posted 5/29/2018 10:32 PM

Jeffrey Lehn earns religious scouting award

Timothy Cardinal Dolan presides

Arkville — Jeffrey Lehn of Boy Scout Troop 80 was awarded the Ad Altare Dei award at an April 22 ceremony at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  More...

Posted 5/29/2018 10:32 PM

Raccoons test positive for rabies in Andes, Bovina

Delhi — Two raccoon exposures last week, one with Bovina Store operator Bea Sohni. and one with a dog in Andes, became the first two incidents of the year involving animals testing positive for rabies. More...

Posted 5/22/2018 09:39 PM

Total Loss

CAMP FIRE — A fire broke out at The Zone Boys Summer Camp of Camp Oorah at 123 Scotch Valley Road in Stamford on May 18, at about 12:50 p.m. More...

Posted 5/22/2018 09:39 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

Andes Fire Department

The Andes Fire Department began in 1877 in an old firehouse beside the Andes Hotel. Since the 1980s, it has been located at 5259 County Highway 1 where Bromley’s Truck Garage once stood. More...

Posted 5/22/2018 09:40 PM

Reel Art

GONE FISHIN' — Margaretville's first public art project, inspired by Trout Tales, includes 23 trout decorated throughout the village. More...

Posted 5/22/2018 09:40 PM

Delaware County has job openings for several positions

Delaware County has the following job openings:  Victims Counselor: BA in sociology, psychology, women’s studies or related field and/or 4 years’ experience in counseling or human services. More...

Posted 5/15/2018 11:16 PM

Police issue warning for paving scam

Shandaken — The Town of Shandaken Police Department is investigating a soliciting without a permit violation of Local Law, within the Town of Shandaken. More...

Posted 5/8/2018 09:20 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

Wildflowers Running Club

Whether it be athletically, artistically, or scholastically based, after school activities are crucial to students’ development. That importance is magnified when living in the small rural towns that make up the Catskills. More...

Posted 5/8/2018 09:20 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

Grand Gorge Fire Department

The Grand Gorge Fire Department has roots as far back as 1899, when it was known as the Grand Gorge Hose Company. With 18 Charter Members, the company’s first piece of equipment was a hand drawn hose cart.  More...

Posted 5/1/2018 07:50 PM

Operation Safe Stop planned April 26 promotes bus safety

Albany — The mission of Operation Safe Stop is to promote school bus safety through education enforcement efforts. More...

Posted 4/24/2018 10:14 PM

New Hancock group eyes tourism opportunities

Hancock — A new group called the “Hancock Gateway Tourism Council” (HGTC) has been specially convened in Hancock to develop and execute a comprehensive strategic tourism plan that recognizes tourism as a critical socio-economic sect More...

Posted 4/24/2018 10:15 PM

VOLUNTEER VOICES

Halcottsville Fire Department

The Halcottsville Fire Department may not be one of the biggest firefighting units around, but like most of its peer fire companies, it is an integral part of its community. More...

Posted 4/24/2018 10:15 PM

Adult reading & discussion program set at Roxbury Library

The Roxbury Library Association has received a Spring 2018 Adult Reading and Discussion Grant from New York Humanities.  More...

Posted 4/24/2018 10:15 PM

Crossroads Ventures wins another court resort victory

The Crossroads Ventures team won another court battle for the Belleayre Resort last week when the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division found that an appeal by The Catskill Heritage Alliance of an earlier court decision was without merit. More...

Posted 4/18/2018 12:00 AM

NBT promotes Keable to Vice President post

Oneonta — NBT Wealth Management Senior Vice President and Director of Business Development Brian Voss announced that Kathleen Keable has been promoted to Vice President. More...

Posted 4/18/2018 12:00 AM

Planning board tables ‘concrete storage facility’ application

Proposed project faces questioning in Middletown

Concrete storage, crushers, temporary permits, parking areas, tri-axle trucks, and back hoes, were some of the hot topics of this month’s Town of Middletown Planning Board meeting when a formal public hearing was held to consider the siting of More...

Posted 4/18/2018 12:00 AM

Roxbury Town Board gets updates on transfer station, water projects

Waste disposal rules are changing for municipalities

The Roxbury Town Board met on Monday April 9 to hear presentations on the town’s water projects as well as new state laws regarding transfer stations.  More...

Posted 4/18/2018 12:00 AM

Lifeguard certification course set in Olive

Olive — The Town of Olive is hosting an American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course at the Olive Town Pool in West Shokan @ Davis park on Saturdays, June 2-30 and July 7 and 14 from 1-5 p.m. More...

Posted 4/18/2018 12:00 AM

Operation Hang Up crackdown on distracted driving

Albany — The New York State Police announced a statewide crackdown on distracted driving, as part of April’s designation as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. More...

Posted 4/10/2018 09:52 PM

Wayne Bank voted best for third year in a row

Honesdale, PA – Wayne Bank was recently presented with the 2017 Happenings Magazine Happie Award for “Best Bank”. More...

Posted 4/10/2018 09:52 PM

Roxbury author Ellen Stewart pens Mental Health in Rural America: A Field Guide

Art therapist has been working on book eight yrs.

Ellen Greene Stewart’s newly published book, “Mental Health in Rural America: A Field Guide” is the most recent contribution to what is a growing awareness of mental health issues in Delaware County.  More...

Posted 4/10/2018 09:52 PM

Volunteer Voices

Margaretville Fire Department

Local fire departments are as important to our safety as they are overlooked and under recognized. More...

Posted 4/10/2018 09:52 PM

VonHassel-Davies wins primary

Readers have asked the News for an update on our May 9 story about former Fleischmanns resident  More...

Posted 5/29/2018 10:31 PM

Sheriff’s personnel had training program

Delhi — Members of both the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office and Otsego County Sheriff’s Office participated in a specialized in-service training program the week of May 25.  More...

Posted 5/29/2018 10:32 PM

NY Rising project tops village agenda

Margaretville Bd. grappling with flooding issues

Lively public comments as well as updates on New York Rising projects and community events dominated the Village of Margaretville’s May board meeting.  More...

Posted 5/29/2018 10:32 PM

Our Place Adult Enrichment Center to resume at Saint James

Lake Delaware — Two years ago, Saint James Church Lake Delaware received a $15,000 matching grant from an anonymous foundation to begin running the Our Place Adult Enrichment Center. More...

Posted 5/29/2018 10:32 PM

Going Up In Fleischmanns

SIGNS OF THE TIMES – Fleischmanns residents look backward and forward last week two major installations changed the scenery in the village. More...

Posted 5/29/2018 10:32 PM

Delaware Opportunities is now offering Child Care Resource & Reference program

Delhi — Experts in family matters say that “choosing child care is one of the most important decisions families make; the quality of a child’s future depends on the quality of caregiving in the first five years; children benefit whe More...

Posted 5/22/2018 09:39 PM

Zoning tops Middletown agenda

Resident asks for regulation update

Middletown zoning issues were front and center at the May meeting of the Middletown Town Board with water quality, energy efficient lighting and the Delaware & Ulster Rail Ride also receiving their share of attention.  More...

Posted 5/22/2018 09:40 PM

Broadband upgrades coming to Andes, Bovina

MTC open house at Andes Firehall

Margaretville — The Margaretville Telephone Company (MTC) will be introducing new broadband, cable television, and telephone services to residents within the Town of Andes (and existing MTC customers in the Town of Bovina) this summer.  More...

Posted 5/22/2018 09:40 PM

Wayne Bank promotes Timothy Gutliph

Honesdale, PA – Lewis J. Critelli, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wayne Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Timothy Gutliph to Community Office Manager of the Bank’s Walton Office.  More...

Posted 5/15/2018 11:16 PM

Some thoughts on fishing...Catskills Trout Tales continues

“Sometimes we need to be close to the earth and feel its true age and contemplate its real history. More...

Posted 5/15/2018 11:16 PM

Tague ekes out victory in Assembly race; bests O’Connor by 161 votes

Republican Schoharie Supervisor Chris Tague claimed victory Tuesday afternoon in a special election to fill the vacant seat of former Assemblyman Pete Lopez in the 102nd Assembly District. More...

Posted 5/8/2018 09:19 PM

Cathy Von Hassel-Davies making NC House bid

Former resident of Fleischmanns in Dem primary

For better or for worse, the election of Donald Trump as President has created seismic shifts in political scenes throughout the country. More...

Posted 5/8/2018 09:20 PM

Franklin Eyewear offers service

Franklin Eyewear will deliver services locally every other Wednesday starting today, May 2 when it sets up shop in the Catskill Mountain News building at 43414 Rt. 28 in Arkville. More...

Posted 5/1/2018 07:50 PM

A Catskill Portrait

Helping others is Frank Canavan’s North Star

Altruistic spirit comes naturally to NK resident   More...

Posted 5/1/2018 07:50 PM

Free rabies clinics planned in county

Delhi — The Delaware County Public Health department has announced free rabies vaccination clinics for dogs, cats and ferrets in May. In announcing the clinics, they note that every dog and cat must be vaccinated against rabies.  More...

Posted 4/24/2018 10:15 PM

Updating technology for the municipality is among top goals

Max Mann takes over duties as Fleischmanns Village Clerk   There’s a new Village Clerk in town! More...

Posted 4/24/2018 10:15 PM

Nick Sprague earns Marine Corps promotion

Roxbury — Nicholas William Sprague graduated from Roxbury Central School on June 24, 2017. More...

Posted 4/24/2018 10:15 PM

Joining The Hall

HALL OF HONORS — A crowd of well-wishers rocked the house to music by Blues Maneuver on Saturday night when Bob “Z Man” Zimmerman was inducted into the Belleayre Hall of fame. More...

Posted 4/24/2018 10:15 PM

MARK Project exploring funding for regional child care facilities

Key service lacking in local communities

The MARK Project is in the early stages of exploring funding opportunities for the establishment of a childcare facility to serve the Margaretville- Arkville-Roxbury vicinity.  Executive Director Peg Ellsworth said her organization is working to More...

Posted 4/18/2018 12:00 AM

Car care tips

Spring has sprung

It’s the time of the season for spring-cleaning on vehicles. Winter can take its toll on cars. Snow, salt and sand accumulation can cause rusting if not cleaned properly, which is especially common in the undercarriage area of a vehicle. More...

Posted 4/18/2018 12:00 AM

Delaware Opportunities planning area food distribution on April 27

Delhi — Delaware Opportunities Inc. will be conducting a distribution of surplus donated food to Delaware County residents on Friday, April 27th from 10:30 a.m. until all food is distributed.  More...

Posted 4/18/2018 12:00 AM

CWC provides stream cleaning supplies

Margaretville — April 22 is Earth Day, time to shower a little love on your favorite stream.  The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) provides supplies to groups and individuals who clean litter and other debris from streambanks in the Ca More...

Posted 4/18/2018 12:00 AM

Assembly GOP candidate outlines top issues

Chris Tague running in special election for Assembly Dist.

For a time of the year when elections are usually the furthest thing from people’s minds, a special election for the New York State Assembly has rallied supporters of each major party and activated potential voters. More...

Posted 4/10/2018 09:52 PM

Senior Community Employment Service will hold info session at Pine Hill Center

Pine Hill — The Senior Community Service Employment Program will hold an information session on Wednesday, April 25 at 11 a.m. at the Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main Street.  More...

Posted 4/10/2018 09:52 PM

10-year-old Andes skiing enthusiast sets goal on Olympic team

Gavin Nichols earns reward of ski camp for race training

With the excitement of the Winter Olympics still fresh, and a winter season that seems to never end, one Olympic hopeful from Andes is on the rise.  Gavin Nichols has been skiing for eight-and-a-half years. More...

Posted 4/10/2018 09:52 PM